Drums Performance – Stage 3, Advanced 6


At Stage 3 Advanced 6 in Drums Performance, learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track that are longer than Stage 2 Intermediate 5. New styles will be introduced to develop advanced techniques, including faster tempi, complex musical structures, changes of time signatures and rudiments. They will show more development of material through extended phrases and also show considerable solo application as well as being able to read and play complex rhythmic passages. They will demonstrate in depth musical knowledge of the performance pieces through linked responses. This will include instrumental demonstrations of techniques as well as showing knowledge of solo and improvisation construction used in the performance pieces. They will continue to show stage presence through confidence and stamina in their performance.

Notation Marking



Advanced rhythmic ideas with the inclusion of drags and taps

Time signatures

4/4, 3/4, 6/8, cut-time


80 – 140 bpm

Piece format

Including D.S al Coda and D.S al Fine, time changes within the piece and cut-time


Up to 32 bars


Minimum of 8 bars

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